Service December 17, 2023

UU Yule   Rev. Ernie Mills

10:30AM Whimsical World Gallery, Landrum, SC

(This reflection comes by way of special request. It is a “first” for me.) Yule is a noun that means Christmas. Yet its origins derive from natural or pagan festivals that celebrate the winter solstice, that is the birth of the Sun. Yule provides us a first- hand look at the pagan celebrations that form the background of Christmas, the birth of the Son.

The connections between the pagan Yule and the Christmas story reveal the natural and universal sources of religion. We are all living under the same Sun, all children of the same Divine Force.

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